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Winter
2014
Vol. 79 No. 1
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Special Issue
2013 Annual Report
2013 Agency
Highlights
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Looking back on
another great year
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Serving those in need
through our agency
programs 6-11
Guided by God’s love and grace,
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota brings healing, help and hope.
A publication for the friends of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
Messenger
Winter 2014 Vol. 79, No. 1
The Messenger is a publication of Lutheran
Social Services of North Dakota since 1936.
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Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
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Lutheran Social Services
of North Dakota
Leadership
Robert Sanderson
CEO
Janell Regimbal
Sr. Vice President, Children & Family Services
Mary Weiler
Vice President, Community Outreach
Jessica Thomasson
Vice President, Social Enterprise
Joan Penner
Chief Financial Ofcer
Board of Directors
Mark Strand
Chair, West Fargo
David Walth
Vice Chair, Halliday
Lynda Bertsch
Secretary, Minot
Melanie Stillwell
Treasurer, Williston
Thomas Eide
Fargo
Rev. Sharon Baker
Rugby
Richard Hall
Jamestown
Jim Melland
Grand Forks
Bishop Mark Narum
Stanley
Rev. Patrick O’Brien
Oakes
Gayle Homiston
Dickinson
Bishop William E. Rindy
Fargo
Thomas Wade
Devils Lake
Looking back
On another great year
Sometimes in life we get so excited about looking toward the future we
forget how great the past has been. For a few moments, I want to look back
on 2013 because it has been a great year for Lutheran Social Services of
North Dakota.
This year we completed
the renovation of
Lutheran Social Services
Luther Hall and broke
ground for the new
Center for Healing, Help
and Hope. These were
two of the major goals
of our Abound in Hope
Capital Campaign.
Our Lutheran Social Services
Disaster Response completed the
majority of its work in helping
Minot recover from the devastating
ood of 2011. They were there
from the beginning to end, and we
are deeply proud of this effort.
One of our staff members, Dawn
Cronin of Lutheran Social Services
Gamblers Choice, was asked to
conduct a workshop at a national
conference on gambling issues.
We enhanced our services to youth with the
renovation and expansion of Luther Hall.
We celebrated and looked forward to the building of our new
Center for Healing, Help and Hope in Fargo.
We made great progress in helping
Minot recover from a devastating
ood.
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What a great honor for her, and an honor for our agency to
be recognized for the experience and expertise of our staff.
The renovation of the former Jamestown Hospital to Legacy
Living housing was completed this year. There are now
residents in the apartments, a day care center is available on
site, and the area senior center has relocated here. What an
adventure this has been!
Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families extended its
services to the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. We are
glad to be able to expand our reach in helping children and
families.
Our visioning process continues, and we are working diligently to expand
services to our senior citizens in North Dakota.
We also completed, thanks to the leadership of Mary Weiler and Cindy
Wolslegel, another successful review that will keep us in good stead with
the Council on Accreditation through December 2017. This is a complex
process but, as always, our staff rose to the occasion.
We appreciate the leadership and dedication of our Board of Directors.
Their guidance and faith makes us work a bit harder to achieve our goals.
There are many more things I could mention, and you can read more about
our years highlights in the next few pages, as well as more about our
programs. My deepest appreciation to all the wonderful staff members in
this organization who serve the residents of North Dakota who are in need.
We are looking forward to 2014 with great excitement. We will complete
our Abound in Hope Capital Campaign and the new Center for Healing,
Help and Hope.
We anticipate the completion of additional housing projects that will
provide safe and affordable housing for people in need. We will continue
our agency’s visioning process and work with our state legislature in
preparation for the session, both with the goal of enhancing and expanding
our reach to people in need.
We will continue to honor all of you who give so generously of your gifts,
time and talent allowing us to reach out and help so many. Without you,
none of this would be possible—we are deeply grateful to every one of you
who care so much for those in need.
God bless
We continued to expand our footprint throughout the
state in bringing affordable housing to seniors and
families.
We extended our Senior Companions
program by forming partnerships with
churches and other agencies.
And it is our pledge to you that we will
continue to nd new and innovative ways
to reach and serve the needs of people in
need.
P.S. Bob welcomes feedback.
He can be reached at
701-235-7341 or by e-mail:
bsanderson@lssnd.org.
Looking back, continued from page 2
Building a rm foundation for a bright future of service
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In April, a near-overow crowd lled the Fargo
Holiday Inn ballroom for the the annual Lutheran
Social Services New Americans’ Building
Bridges Conference. Plenary speaker, Mawi
Asgedom (above), enthralled attendees with
humor and stories that illustrated his belief that
“nothing is impossible.”
The Souris River ood of 2011 devastated the city of Minot. But after two years and $3
million worth of volunteer labor, Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response looks
back at a great deal of success as the recovery effort was in its nal stages in December.
“With this project we found our disaster management works very well,” said Program Director
Shirley Dykshoorn. “We have a really strong team making it work. The challenge was to
manage our material and human resources to make them all work for the client’s behalf. We’re
proud of that effort.”
“We are grateful for the hundreds of volunteers and appreciate all their hard work,” said Mary
Carlson, volunteer coordinator. “I am continually amazed by the generous, caring people who
gave of their own time and resources to volunteer in Minot.”
Photo: A Day of Service, Spring 2013, Minot.
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota broke
ground October 20 for the Center for Healing, Help
and Hope, the new administrative and program center.
“This work is a testament to how greatly our services
have grown over the years,” said CEO Robert
Sanderson.
REFLECTIONS ON A GREAT YEAR
Lutheran Social Services Housing created models
for serving two new groups in need of affordable
housing in 2013: adults aged 55+ and individuals with
developmental disabilities. Legacy Living Apartments for
those 55+ opened in Jamestown, with another property to
open soon in Williston.
Working with ABLE, Inc. of Bowman, the housing
program started another new type of complex that will
provide independent homes for those living with Downs
syndrome and other disabilities, along with the public
seeking affordable rents in southwestern North Dakota.
“Opening Legacy Living in the former Jamestown
Hospital was a milestone for us,” said Housing Director
Jessica Thomasson. “We are working to meet requests
from other cities for this attractive type of ‘aging in
place’ independent apartment housing for older adults.
Being able to bring beautiful new homes to the adults
with disabilities who afliate with ABLE, Inc. is also a
privilege, and we are lucky to be able to serve them.”
Photo: ABLE Inc. residents accepting contributions to the Landing
project in Bowman.
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Lutheran Social Services Adoption Option
continued its service in the areas of adoption services,
pregnancy and parent support counseling and post-
adoption services.
“Our services will always be needed,” said Program
Director Sue Grundysen. “We work with couples who
struggle with an unexpected pregnancy and come to
realize that to be the best parents they can be is to
allow someone else to parent their child. We also try
to help people understand the feeling of grief and loss
that comes with infertility.”
An early highlight of the year was
the completion of the expansion
and renovation of Lutheran Social
Services Luther Hall.
“It was worth the wait,” said Director
Angell Naslund “We took the boys and
girls on tours, explaining what each
room was and what it would be used
for. There were lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’
as they listened and clapped their hands
in disbelief.”
Photo: Grand re-opening of Luther Hall
The Great Plains Food Bank provided food for 10.5 million meals
in 2013, a new record!
“It has been an exciting year as we celebrated our 30th anniversary
and the distribution of our 100th million meal for our neighbors in
need across North Dakota and western Minnesota,” said Director
Steve Sellent.
The BackPack Program was expanded to communities across the
state; a Summer Food Service Program was added so children at
risk of hunger have food on weekends and during the summer.
Photo: Kids enjoy the summer nutrition program.
The Abound in Hope Capital Campaign neared completion, thanks in part to a $2
million contribution received from an anonymous donor. “We have received gifts and
pledges totaling more than $6 million toward the $6.5 million goal,” said Dennis Aune,
capital campaign director. “We are truly grateful for those individuals and families who
believe in our mission and have supported the campaign.”
In June, Dawn Cronin of Lutheran Social Services Gamblers
Choice was invited to present at a national conference presented by the
Montana Council on Problem Gambling and the National Association
of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors.
“It was a real honor for our program to receive national recognition,”
said Program Director Lisa Vig.
OF HEALING, HELP AND HOPE
Lutheran Social Services Violence
Free marked its rst anniversary in
Williston with local service agencies
that were part of the initial planning
process as well as other interested
community agencies.
“Right now we are holding our own
with a small group,” said Program
Director Dennis Larkin. “We could
always use more referrals from
agencies or self-referrals.”
Photo: “Take Back the Night” walk in Williston
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By the numbers
• In 17 communities
• Own or manage 300 units
• Approximately 240 additional units are
under development and/or nearing
completion
Lutheran Social Services
Housing supports the
continued vitality of the
state’s smaller communities
by providing nonprot
affordable housing and
housing-related services,
with several rental
housing projects currently
completed and under
management and several
other projects in various
stages of development.
Lutheran Social Services Housing
Lutheran Social Services New Americans helps refugees
achieve their dreams. Programs include:
Resettlement services for refugees and other
qualifying immigrants
Case management and employment services
The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program
provides long-term support for youth in a safe and
nurturing foster or kinship family
Services to Elder Refugees provides a pathway to
naturalization and community integration
Immigration Services assists refugees, other
immigrants and U.S. citizens with family
reunication and/or adjusting their legal status to
permanent residency or citizenship
“They (staff at Lutheran Social Services Housing)
are very professional and very caring special people.
My hat also goes off to the architects in the job that’s
been done. This has come together as a very special
place that will go a long way toward enriching lives.”
—Client, Legacy Living, Jamestown
Powered by the spirit of service, Lutheran
Social Services of North Dakota is a statewide social
services ministry providing nonprot housing, food,
disaster recovery, counseling, therapy and other
services to our neighbors in need.
We serve thousands of North Dakotans each year without
regard to clients’ race, religion, gender or economic status.
Many volunteers throughout North Dakotans join in to
help us in the spirit of service.
Lutheran Social Services New Americans
By the numbers
• 449 new arrivals
• 92 secondary
migrants
• 3 asylum seekers
• 8 unaccompanied
refugee minors
• 555 total new
Americans
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By the numbers
• 120 gamblers and family
members seen
• 19 educational
presentations with 522
attendees
As the sole provider of accredited
counseling services for problem gamblers
and their families in North Dakota,
Lutheran Social Services Gamblers Choice
helps people overcome their addiction and
resolve related emotional, relationship and
nancial issues.
With shifting demographics in the state,
the program is beginning efforts to extend
its services to the western side of North
Dakota.
By the numbers
Bismarck
• 2 groups/week
with average of 6
participants
• Intakes: 46 clients
Williston
•1 group/week
with average of 4
participants
•Intakes: 13 clients
Lutheran Social Services Violence Free holds
batterers accountable by providing an opportunity
through group treatment for them to change their
belief systems for safety and respect in their
signicant partner relationships.
Lutheran Social Services Violence Free
By the numbers
• Coordinated 2,609 volunteers
who provided 64,884 hours
• Played a key role in creating
Hope Village in Minot
• Established Un-met Needs
Committees in other parts of the
state
“The wonderful people at Lutheran Disaster Response sent over
a crew of volunteers that mucked out about three inches of mud.
They had to scrape up mud and carry it out in buckets, and rip out
paneling, sheetrock, carpets and bathroom xtures.”
—Minot disaster victim
“The program changed my life because it caused
me to admit I had a problem with anger that I
couldn’t control. It allowed me to recognize that it
was me with the problem and not other people or
circumstances that made me angry and violent.”
—Client
“Your program saved my
life!”
—Client
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Lutheran Social Services Adoption
Option creates stable families by
developing parenting or adoption
plans for those experiencing
unplanned pregnancies and by
placing children into adoptive
families.
The adoption services
foster positive relationships
between birth and adoptive
families, including
facilitating mutually agreed
upon post-adoption contact.
Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families
By the numbers
• 70 new in-home providers
• 5 new child care centers
• 2,647 families found licensed
child care
• Trained 2,204 individuals
•575 providers attended
29 training events
•1,629 providers
completed online training
• 109 online courses were
offered with a completion total
of 46,892
Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families
provides free, voluntary home visitation
services to support overburdened expectant
parents and parents of newborns in creating a
safe and healthy home.
Paraprofessionals offer education
and assistance with parenting, child
development and reducing family
stressors.
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By the numbers
• 31 children placed
• 62 women accessed pregnancy
counseling
• 38signicantothersinvolvedin
pregnancy counseling
• 35 searches
• 1,354 outreach & education
Lutheran Social Services Adoption Option
“The program is very helpful and even
key to complementing our care by
bringing this education to families with
limited resources in their homes. The
educational capability of the program is
invaluable.”
—Referring pediatrician, Bismarck
Child Care Aware of North
Dakota, a program of Lutheran
Social Services in western
North Dakota, connects
families to licensed child
care, builds the supply of
quality child care and helps
communities address their
child care challenges.
By the numbers
• 96 families were served in
Grand Forks county
• 76 families were served in
Morton/Burleigh counties
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“Lutheran Social Services (Adoption
Option) will hold your hand and walk
you through as far as you want to go.
And they won’t pressure you.”
—Adoption client
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Lutheran Social Services Attendant Care
provides short-term care and supervision
in a safe setting for youth age 8-18 who
have committed an offense.
By the numbers
• 17 youth served
• 1,508 hours of
supervision and structure
provided
• 89% of clients showed an
increase in coping skills
• 75% of clients did not
have a new delinquent
offense as measured at
3 months post entrance
into the program
Lutheran Social Services Day Report promotes the
well-being of at-risk youth through after-school
structure, supervision and education.
Goals include:
Increase community safety by providing
juvenile offenders additional supervision to
high-risk youth
Hold youth accountable through intense
supervision and goal setting
Help youth develop skills and increase
competence
Provide support and assistance to help youth
transition to a lower level of supervision
Lutheran Social Services Day Report
By the numbers
• 123 youth served across
Grand Forks/Minot
• 2,268 hours of supervision
provided
Lutheran Social Services Attendant Care
Lutheran Social Services Tracking
provides adult mentors for youth
at risk for out-of-home placement
to hold them accountable and to
develop healthy life skills.
By the numbers
• 242 youth served
• 83% of referral sources
indicate tracking was
effective
• 70% of clients met their
tracking goals
By the numbers
• 73,638 volunteer hours
• 115 senior companions
• 635 clients served
Lutheran Social Services Senior
Companions is seniors helping seniors live
independently, providing reassurance to
seniors, their families and friends.
Lutheran Social Services
Senior Companions
“When older people are happy, the family is happy. This collaboration is
beautiful.”
—Kavitha Gundala, Lutheran Social Services New Americans
“For senior companions I give thanks and gratitude. It’s helped introduce me to
people of other cultures and to exchange ideas and cultures. I’ve achieved a lot
of things and been able to go to classes and learn new things.”
—Senior companion
Lutheran Social Services Tracking
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By engaging teen volunteers in
meaningful service learning as
courtroom personnel, Lutheran
Social Services Youth Court
provides an opportunity for youth
who have been charged with
an offense or are referred to the
program by school administrators
to be held accountable for their
actions in positive and educational
ways.
By the numbers
• Served 37 youth
• Average age: 13
• Average stay: 7 months
• 91% of youth, family & case
workers reported positive
outcomes at discharge
Lutheran Social Services Luther
Hall improves the well-being of
children and families through
therapeutic intervention with
youth in a residential setting in
Fargo.
Lutheran Social Services Restorative
Justice creates safer communities
statewide by bringing people together
with trained facilitators in structured
processes to resolve, reduce and prevent
conict.
Cases involving youth offenders are
referred by the Juvenile Courts or the
North Dakota Division of Juvenile
Services. Services involving adult
offenders are available to those sentenced
to the ND Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation.
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By the numbers
• 527 youth offenders
• 77 adult offenders
• 253 victims
• 525 students participated
in school-based programs in
Bismarck Public Schools &
Grand Forks County
• 14 volunteers gave 602 hours
of time.
By the numbers
• 172 youth and their families were
served
• 70 volunteers gave 996 hours of
time
Lutheran Social Services Youth Court
“Thank you and your staff for the exceptional care that you
gave our son. I am in awe of the compassion that your entire
staff put into their job, day in and out. Not only did he benet
from his time with you, we learned so much from your staff.”
—Parent
Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice
“Youth Court helped me
understand how my actions affect
the community.”
—Youth Client
“This showed me how others feel
and how I can be a better person”
—Youth participant
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The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota,
mobilizes resources to create a hunger-free state
by recovering and distributing food that would
otherwise go to waste.
Looking forward to 2014, the Great Plains Food
Bank will continue to expand services to people
and communities with un-met needs, seek out new
sources of food, develop innovative methods to
address hunger and provide the highest level of
stewardship for its resources. Developing targeted
senior hunger programming will be a key focus
area next year.
Lutheran Social Services DIVERT
Lutheran Social Services Family Counseling
preserves families of at-risk youth through
intensive in-home therapeutic services.
Lutheran Social Services Family Counseling
helps families deal with a variety of issues
including:
• Juvenile delinquency
• Resolution of parent/child conict
• Parenting skills
• Coping techniques
• Child neglect/abuse
The Great Plains Food Bank
Lutheran Social Services Family Counseling
By the numbers
• 370 family members in 100
families received services
• 75% who returned client
satisfaction surveys reported
services as “excellent” and 25%
reported as “very good”
• 88% of youth served were
retained in the family home at
90 days post services
By the numbers
• 77,021 people served
• 12.4 million pounds of
food
• $20.4 million value
• 272 feeding programs in
103 communities
• 4,568 dedicated
volunteers
• An additional 3,700
served in 2013 by
expanding rural outreach
programs in 107
communities
By the numbers
• 90 families received services
• 92% of youth who completed
services were not involved in
the juvenile justice system 90
days post services
• 88% of families who
returned client satisfaction
surveys reported services as
“excellent” and 12% reported
“very good”
Lutheran Social Services DIVERT
provides an alternative to juvenile
court involvement for youth through a
brief solution-focused therapy, which
brings together the families and the
community’s resources to increase their
supportive services and strengthen the
family unit.
At-risk youth ages 6–17 in Grand Forks
and Nelson Counties, and the cities of
Devils Lake and Grafton, who are not yet
involved in the juvenile justice system
are eligible to participate.
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Adams
Barnes
Benson
Billings
Bottineau
Bowman
Burke
Burleigh
Cass
Cavalier
Dickey
Divide
Dunn
Eddy
Emmons
Foster
Golden Valley
Grand Forks
Grant
Griggs
Hettinger
Kidder
LaMoure
Logan
McHenry
McIntosh
McKenzie
McLean
Mercer
Morton
Mountrail
Nelson
Oliver
Pembina
Pierce
Ramsey
Ransom
Renville
Richland
Rolette
Sargent
Sheridan
Sioux
Slope
Stark
Steele
Stutsman
Towner
Traill
Walsh
Ward
Wells
Williams
Lutheran Social Services
Adoption Option
Lutheran Social Services
Attendant Care
Child Care Aware of
North Dakota
Lutheran Social Services
Day Report
Lutheran Social Services
Disaster Response
Lutheran Social Services
DIVERT
Lutheran Social Services
Family Counseling
Lutheran Social Services
Gamblers Choice
Great Plains
Food Bank
Lutheran Social Services
Healthy Families
Lutheran Social Services
Housing
Lutheran Social Services
Luther Hall
Lutheran Social Services
New Americans
Lutheran Social Services
Restorative Justice
Lutheran Social Services
Senior Companions
Lutheran Social Services
Tracking
Lutheran Social Services
Violence Free
Lutheran
Social Services Youth Court
Statewide program availability by county*
*We continue to serve all counties based on referrals.
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Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
reaches out to serve people’s
needs from six ofces
Our Mission:
Guided by God’s love and grace,
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
brings healing, help and hope.
Minot
1905 2
nd
Street S.E.
Suite 1B
Minot, ND 58701
(701) 838-7800
Williston
P.O. Box 163
603 Main Street
Williston, ND 58802-0163
(701) 774-0749
Bismarck
1616 Capitol Way
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 223-151
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Grand Forks
412 Demers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 772-7577
Fargo
4720 7
th
Ave. S., Suite B
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 235-7341
Devils Lake
423 6th Ave. NE
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1021
(701) 662-8017
Learn more about Lutheran Social Services of North
Dakota by visiting
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This page represents a consolidated summary that includes Lutheran Social Services Housing.
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is the sole member of Lutheran Social Services Housing, Inc.
Public Support & Revenue
Contributions ............................................$ 4,703,173
Memorials and bequests ................................... 97,398
United Way ...................................................... 869,511
Church support ............................................. 1,105,701
Government fees and grants ...................... 12,521,416
Client and program income ........................ 20,414,527
Investment income .......................................... 184,684
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments............. 116,248
Rent income .................................................... 716,225
Gain on sale of property .............................................. -
Miscellaneous income ..................................... 735,104
Development Income....................................... 456,668
Management Income ....................................... 106,589
Total Public Support & Revenue ............... $ 42,027,244
Expenses
Social program services
Family .................................................. $ 5,977,570
Youth ........................................................ 2,829,404
Communities .......................................... 25,737,597
Administrative services ................................. 1,334,845
Fundraising ...................................................... 651,035
Investment & Miscellaneous Expense .............. 68,541
Lutheran Social Services Housing................ 1,501,662
Total Expenses .......................................$ 38,100,654
Public Support in Excess Expenses.......$ 3,926,590
Contributions for Long-Lived Assets ...... 6,936,725
Change in Net Assets .............................$ 10,863,315
Net Assets, Beginning of Year................. 14,582,334
Net Assets, End of Year .........................$ 25,445,649
Composition of Change in Net Assets:
Operating Decit (undesignated) ..............$ 2,781,924
Contributions for Long-Lived Assets ............. 6,936,725
Board designated surplus ................................ 180,631
Temporarily restricted funds surplus ................ 964,035
Change in Net Assets ...........................$ 10,863,315
$0 $1 $2 $3 $4
Income: Millions of Dollars
Expenses
$5 $6 $7 $10$9$8
Financial Summary
For the year ended June 30, 2013
$20$12
Community
Programs
68%
Family
Programs
16%
Youth
Programs
7%
Administration
4%
Fundraising
2%
Housing
4%
Investment &
Miscellaneous
Expense
0%
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memorials & honorariums
Memorials
for Leslie Aardahl
Luella Heber
for Eva Arcand
Peggy & Ted Bearce
for Steven Arnt
Peggy & Ted Bearce
for Joe Bader
Sheila M. Welle
for Lillian Berger
Arlene Freeman
for Jay Bergquist
Jay & Rita Hannesson
for Robert Blaukat
Conrad & Lois Krabbenhoft
for Erick Bohlman
Kenneth & Marjorie Dawes
Lois M. Hanson
Marion Hove
for Charlie Boyum
Jerad Barbot
for Ernest Brager
Clarence & Mary Steffen
for Jim Brandt
James & Gail Lein
for Ernie Broger
Elvina Mickelson
for Karen Corbin
Mark & Sandra Rye
for Charles Corwin
Anonymous (2)
Mark & Susan Andrews
Bob Conyers Enterprises, Inc.
Gerald & Debra Bowers
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Administrative Ofces
Fargo Program Center
4720 7
th
Ave S. Suite B
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-235-7341
Toll free: 877-465-7763
Bismarck Program Center
1616 Capitol Way
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-223-1510
Devils Lake Program Center
423 6th Ave. NE
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1021
Phone: 701-662-8017
Grand Forks Program Center
412 Demers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-772-7577
Minot Program Center
1905 2
nd
St SE Suite 1B
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-838-7800
Williston Program Center
P.O. Box 163
603 Main Street
Williston, ND 58802-0163
Phone: 701-774-0749
Programs
Child Care Aware of North Dakota
Great Plains Food Bank
Lutheran Social Services Adoption Option
Lutheran Social Services Attendant Care
Lutheran Social Services Day Report
Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response
Lutheran Social Services DIVERT
Lutheran Social Services Family Counseling
Lutheran Social Services Gamblers Choice
Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families
Lutheran Social Services Housing
Lutheran Social Services Luther Hall
Lutheran Social Services New Americans
Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice
Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions
Lutheran Social Services Tracking
Lutheran Social Services Violence Free
Lutheran Social Services Youth Court
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FARGO, ND
Guided by God’s love and grace,
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota brings healing, help and hope.
Lutheran Social Services
of North Dakota
P.O. Box 389
Fargo, ND 58107
calendar
JANUARY 2014
January 17—Inter-Agency Network for Refugees
FEBRUARY 2014
February 14—Giving Hearts Day
APRIL 2014
April 8 & 9—Annual Building Bridges Conference
April 6-12—National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. 2014 theme “30 Years:
Restoring the Balance of Justice”
April 6-12—National Volunteer Week. 2014 theme “Celebrate Service”
For up-to-date event information, see our website at www.lssnd.org.